Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: June 29, 2016
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
E-mail: Lysandra.Davis@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wafiremarshal


How Can I Tell If My Fireworks Are Legal?

To ensure that you purchase legal consumer fireworks that are both safe and high quality, visit one of the many fireworks stands operating during the Fourth of July fireworks sales period. By law, fireworks stands may only sell approved and legal fireworks

"Don't take any chances," cautions State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy, "Stay away from high-powered illegal explosive devices such as M80's or homemade devices. While the Fourth of July happens only once a year, these devices can cause a life altering injury that can last you a lifetime."

Top 10 signs that your fireworks may be illegal:

If you know where these illegal explosives devices are being sold, manufactured, or possessed; report it to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives or the local police department on a non-emergency phone number. Only call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.

Always remember to use the three B's of fireworks safety:


The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.

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